8 Answered Questions for the topic william blake

What are the "mind-forged manacles"?

From "London", a short poem in William Blake's *Songs of Experience* collection ([free to read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm)):> In every cry of every man, In... more

08/18/19

Why is the robin "sobbing"?

Blake's "The Blossom", part of his *Songs of Innocence* [which you can read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm), is a very short poem about a sparrow and a robin. The... more

08/02/19

Why is "The Chimney Sweeper" in Songs of Innocence rather than Songs of Experience?

*The Chimney Sweeper* from *Songs of Innocence* opens like this:> When my mother died I was very young,And my father sold me while yet my tongueCould scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!So... more

07/02/19

What is the deeper meaning of "The Tyger"?

William Blake's poem ["The Tyger"](https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43687/the-tyger) is part of his collection [*Songs of Innocence and of... more

06/21/19

What is the deeper meaning of Blake's "The Lily"?

The poem "The Lily" by William Blake must be one of the shortest of his [*Songs of Innocence and of Experience* collection](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm), only four lines... more

05/02/19

What are the "dark Satanic mills" in Blake's Jerusalem?

The short poem *Jerusalem* by William Blake - not to be confused with his much longer epic poem of the same title; I'm talking about the "did those feet in ancient times" one - contains the... more

04/20/19

What are the "dark Satanic mills" in Blake's Jerusalem?

The short poem *Jerusalem* by William Blake - not to be confused with his much longer epic poem of the same title; I'm talking about the "did those feet in ancient times" one - contains the... more

04/11/19

What is the deeper meaning of "The Tyger"?

William Blake's poem ["The Tyger"](https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43687/the-tyger) is part of his collection [*Songs of Innocence and of... more

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